Your Local Chicago Lender

Since the crash of 2008, Eric Workman has touched all areas of real estate investment, from brokering to contracting to owning and now lending. Eric knows the in’s and out’s of the Chicago market and will guide you toward making the right investing decisions. If you want to grow your investment business beyond supplemental income, there’s no better business partner to work with.
Chicago skyline sunset aerial view

Full Suite of Loan Programs

Rehab Black

Rehab Loans

Rental Black

Rental "Term" Loans

New Construction Black

New Construction Loans

Multi-Family Black

Multi-Family Loans

Meet the Team

Daniela Rodriguez Edit

Daniela Rodriguez

Production Manager
Morganne Leis

Morganne Leis

AVP of Credit

Fred Garay

Fred Garay

Senior Asset Manager

Krisan Nash

Krisan Nash

Senior Loan Closer

Miranda Flores

Miranda Flores

Production Assistance

Some Recent Closings

Podcast Appearances

Clients Need a Partner

“When we decide to bring a new client on board we take a tremendous amount of time to get to know them, their family story, their business story, and ultimately what their goals are…not only for work, but for life.”

Making Money in Real Estate

“Real estate is one of those things where it’s so much about who you know. We ensure that our clients have the best available contractors, attorneys, architects, agents, etc. in the marketplace so that they’ll be successful.”

What Happens When Things Don't Go as Planned

“I can’t think of a project where I didn’t make some sort of a change to the initial scope of work as I got into it. It’s important for your lender to understand that this is part of the deal.”

Top 10 Mistakes We See From Chicago Investors

“Real estate is a contact sport. It’s also a team sport, but it’s a contact sport and it’s impossible to get into this game and not get bruised or not get scars that come through it.”
Local Knowledge Black

Local Knowledge

Renovo’s local lenders are in-person and on-site with expert market knowledge and insights. Paired with the pricing of a national lender, you get the best of both worlds.

One Stop Shop Black

One Stop Shop

With in-house servicing and a full suite of loan options, Renovo is your one stop shop from one project to the next. Grow your portfolio of investment properties today.

Speed Black


At Renovo, we will help you close quickly and have access to draws in 24 to 48 hours for your real estate investment loans because, in real estate, timing is everything.

Flexibility Black


We don’t do “one size fits all,” because in this industry, it doesn’t. Our lenders will listen to your specific needs and work with you to help you achieve your unique goals.

Get to Know Eric

I have been focused on investment real estate since 2010 and have experience in all facets of it – brokerage, contracting, ownership and lending.
Play the long game. Real estate is not a get rich quick business, it is a get wealthy over time business.
Believing that real estate investing can be passive. The most successful operators and investors are committed to the daily operation of their business and are focused on it.
I have four beautiful children and a fantastic wife. They are my daily motivation.
I’m from a small town in central Illinois and I moved up to Chicago after college to start my career in real estate (new construction). The crash of 2008 forced me into the investment space … it was the only active part of the market!
Did you see the part about having four kids? Nothing is more enjoyable than watching them participate in sports and dance. When I do have some time for myself, I really enjoy playing golf and am an avid crossfitter.
I was first introduced to Renovo as a potential client. Lending was something I learned AFTER coming to work here. There isn’t a part of the business that I haven’t done. Any issue our clients are facing, I have also faced. I’m also a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

Client Reviews


“Great experience for my first time working with Eric Workman from Renovo and especially Jeannie who brought my closing to the finish line.”

– Joseph M.


“This is not my first deal with Renovo. Eric Workman and his team are the best and the process is super quick and seamless.”

– Timothy L.


“Very dedicated and customer-success driven. Extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Eric was great.”

– Daniel S.

Have you worked with the Workman Team?